PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review the rules for elevators, chapter 296-96 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.87 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As a result of the new licensing requirements for elevator contractors and elevator mechanics, stakeholders and the department have identified areas where the rules need substantive, housekeeping and clarifying changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the director's Elevator Safety Advisory Committee. Other interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing and comment process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Christine Swanson, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23, 2004